Nex Computer LLC came out with the first NexDock in 2016 with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. In June 2020, they came out with NexDock Touch. It has a 14.1-inch HD touchscreen monitor, an edge-to-edge keyboard, and even a trackpad for the full laptop experience.
The NexDock Touch is a device that looks like a laptop but does not have a processor, RAM, hard drive, or an operating system. Instead, it relies on the processing power of the device it is connected to, like a smartphone.
Specs and capabilities
The NexDock Touch comes with three USB-C ports, one USB-A port, an HDMI-in port, an SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It also comes with four one-watt speakers. It has an 8,000 mAh battery, letting the device last for days on a single charge.
To use the device, simply connect it to your device and the “computer” is ready to use as your main screen or an extension of your chosen device. The NexDock Touch can be connected to gaming consoles, USB-C PC sticks, and even devices like the Raspberry Pi 4. Smartphones can be connected using the USB-C port which also charges the phone. It can also be used as an additional screen for other computers.
As smartphones get more powerful each year, products like the NexDock Touch are likely to become quite popular in the near future. Those who like the experience of typing on a physical keyboard and working on a bigger screen without paying a premium will find the NexDock a useful companion to their smartphone.
This device is especially handy for those who are in dire need of a laptop for work or school but do not have the means to buy one. At $269, the NexDock Touch is only a fraction of the cost of a laptop while being able to provide a comparable experience.
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